MoMA Releases 87 Years’ Worth of Their Exhibition Photos for Free Online – Core77
Ever since they opened in 1929, the Museum of Modern Art has been photographically documenting their exhibitions. After the displays were all set up, staff photographers would capture the scene. Well, this month the MoMA announced that they’ve spent years digitizing all of that stuff, and they’re now posting it all online for free!
The shots are not close-ups of the work—and heck, you’ve already seen those images in your Art History or History of Design classes—but instead convey what the overall exhibitions looked like.
Even better, they’ve scanned the exhibition guides that were printed up for their members. Some of these things are hundreds of pages long, providing a sort of freely-downloadable textbook on that particular subject.
At this point there’s a whopping 3,537 exhibitions on their website, and they’re still updating it.
MoMA Exhibition history